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Encyclopedia of Fire (Hardcover): Book by David E. Newton

Encyclopedia of Fire (Hardcover)

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ISBN: 9781573563024    Publisher: ABC-Clio, LLC Year of publishing: 2002     Format:  Hardcover No of Pages: 320        Language: English
Fire! Few subjects are as fundamental to both nature and human civilization. This reference breaks new ground by going beyond a discussion of the scientific and technical aspects of fire to show how human...Read more
Fire! Few subjects are as fundamental to both nature and human civilization. This reference breaks new ground by going beyond a discussion of the scientific and technical aspects of fire to show how human societies in all parts of the world throughout history have incorporated images of fire into their philosophies mythologies religions music art and other areas of human thought and action. Entries cover fire-related theories and concepts cultural issues and allusions industrial and military applications political and social issues as well as people events and organizations. This interdisciplinary treatment provides in one volume a quick look-up of specific information plus an opportunity to explore its broader significance. An excellent introduction and more than 200 A-to-Z entries-enhanced by a topic locator illustrations and suggestions for further reading-range over the entire subject to define and explain this fascinating natural phenomenon. Among the essay-length entries are discussions of the pollutants produced by combustion and their effect on the human and natural environment the connection humans have made between natural fire and biological phenomena with fire-like properties the use of fire-related language in aphorisms the effects of natural fires on human societies and the types of governmental agencies designed to deal with fire the use that humans have made of fire to shape the environment and the ways in which religions have incorporated the properties of fire into their traditions.
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About the author: David E. Newton
DAVID E. NEWTON David E. Newton has published extensively on chemistry and other science subjects. He is the award-winning author of numerous books articles... Read more
DAVID E. NEWTON David E. Newton has published extensively on chemistry and other science subjects. He is the award-winning author of numerous books articles and scholarly publications including The Chemical Elements Science in the 1920s The Ozone Dilemma Encyclopedia of Cryptology Chemistry of Carbon Compounds Problems in Chemistry Global Warming Encyclopedia of the Chemical Elements and Social Issues in Science and Technology. Newton received his doctorate in science education from Harvard University.
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?Encyclopedia of Fire ranges far and wide on in its efforts to cover all aspects of fire...Due to the many large fires experienced recently in the United States, this book will be of interest to...Read more
?Encyclopedia of Fire ranges far and wide on in its efforts to cover all aspects of fire...Due to the many large fires experienced recently in the United States, this book will be of interest to anyone searching for information on the effects of urban or rural fires, the controversy over prescribed burns, and means of fire prevention. The very readable style of the encyclopedia, and the inclusion of such wide-ranging topics as the Olympic torch, the Burning Man festival, protest burnings, dragons, and the Yule log make this encyclopedia accessible to a non-technical audience such as public library or school media users. The more technical entries, however, will make it useful to some academic and special libraries as well.?-E-Streams
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